Tue.Mar 06, 2012

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SignNow Raises $2M For iPad Signature App


Newport Beach-based SignNow , a developer of iPad applications which allows users to legally sign documents from the Apple device, said today that it has raised $2M in a Series A funding round. The round was led by Khosla Ventures. SignNow is headed by Chris Hawkes. The company said that Sean Ellis, who was involved in marketing for Dropbox, Eventbrite, Xobni, LogMeIn, and other companies, has joined the firm's board with the funding. READ MORE>>.

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LAUNCH Conference Tops $1M In Prizes


The LAUNCH Conference , the technology startup launch conference organized by Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis, has just surpassed $1 million in prizes, Calacanis said Tuesday afternoon. The conference--which has been stacking up prizes all month--said that angel investor and entrepreneur Bill Lee has committed to invest $100,000 as part of the conference, bringing the total prizes to $1,039,000 in prizes and investments for companies presenting at the event.

Dollar Shave Club Gets $1M To Disrupt The Razor Industry


Michael Dubin has just one goal with his new startup: to totally disrupt the razor blade industry. Los Angeles-based Dollar Shave Club said this morning that it has raised $1M in a funding round, led by Kleiner Perkins and Forerunner Ventures, and also including Andreesen Horowitz, Shasta Ventures, and Felicis Ventures, along with angels Shevin Pishevar, Dennis Phelps, and David Hornig. The new startup, which spawned out of the walls of Science Inc.,

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Domain Associates Inks $760M Deal With Russian Fund


San Diego-based life sciences investor Domain Associates has inked a unique lifeline for the later stage life sciences companies its its portfolio: it's brokered a deal worth more than $760M, to help fund its portfolio firms from the Russian government.

WD Ships 2.5-inch SAS Hard Drives


Irvine-based Western Digital announced today that it is shipping a third generation of 2.5 inch, SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) hard drives. The new hard drives are aimed at the enterprise server and storage market, and offer up 10,000 RPM performance and a 6 Gb/s SAS interface, and capacities of 300 GB, 450 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB. WD said the new hard drives are aimed at use in multi-tiered network storage arrays, and applications like online transaction processing. READ MORE>>.